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3 definitions found
 for ruination
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruination \Ru`in*a"tion\, n. [LL. ruinatio.]
     The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ruination
      n 1: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you
           have brought ruin on this entire family" [syn: ruin,
           ruination]
      2: an event that results in destruction [syn: ruin,
         ruination]
      3: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
         [syn: downfall, ruin, ruination]
      4: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or
         ruined [syn: laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination,
         wrecking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruination":
     bane, bankruptcy, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakage, breakdown,
     breakup, carnage, collapse, confusion, consumption, crack-up,
     crippling, damage, damnation, decimation, depredation, desolation,
     despoilment, despoliation, destroyer, destruction, detriment,
     devastation, dilapidation, disablement, disintegration,
     disorganization, disrepair, disruption, dissolution, encroachment,
     harm, havoc, hecatomb, hobbling, holocaust, hurt, hurting,
     impairment, incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad, loss,
     maiming, mayhem, mischief, mutilation, perdition, ravage, ruin,
     ruinousness, sabotage, scathe, shambles, sickening, slaughter,
     spoiling, spoliation, undoing, vandalism, waste, weakening, wrack,
     wrack and ruin, wreck
  
  

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